I recently saw a very cute card on Kez's blog, which inspired me to make my own woolly creation. Thank ewe very much for the inspiration Kez! I have been feeling a bit mojo-less and baaaaaaaa-dly needed some help ;-).
I decided that I would make my sheep using felt and dies. Having been to the Canberra Show only last weekend I was aware that Suffolk Sheep have black faces, ears and legs...however, I do not have any black felt (yet)...so chocolate brown it was...and so we have a muddy Suffolk sheep!
When I finished designing my sheep I decided her face looked oddly feature-less (with only the goggling eyes), so I spent an age placing various bits and pieces on her face trying to rectify the situation, and finally settled on an Orange Zest button (as you do). Looking back on her now, I can't decide whether it is supposed to be a mouth, a dummy, a gas mask mouth-piece (something I saw on an episode of Stargate Atlantis recently) or none of the above. More than anything I think it just makes her look like her ancestors were crossed with a mutant pig at some point....and so we get a muddy mutant-mouthed Suffolk sheep-pig (clear as mud eh?...YES the sleep deprivation is really messing with my head ;-).
If you are still reading, you are obviously made of stern stuff, and I'll show you the card now before you order me a straight-jacket...
Cardstock: Baja Breeze (textured and plain) and Whisper White (SU)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko)
Stamps: Pun Fun (SU)
Accessories: Kiwi Kiss Patterns DSP (SU), Styled Silver Hodge Podge Hardware (SU), Limitless Layers: 1 3/4" Circle Collection (PTI), Beautiful Blooms II #3 Die Collection (PTI), Cupcake Collection (PTI), Sunshine Impression Plate (PTI), Orange Zest Vintage Button (PTI), Dark Chocolate Wool Felt (PTI), Vintage Cream Wool Felt (PTI), Small Oval Punch (SU), Tangerine Twisted Paper Cord (Annabelle Stamps), Goggling Eyes (misc), Sticky Strip (SU), Mini Glue Dots (SU) and Tombow Mono Adhesive (Penwa).
I cut enough pieces of felt for seven of these sheep...so I am going to have to revisit the whole mutant-mouth thing before I assemble the rest of the cards. I really don't need seven muddy mutant-mouthed Suffolk sheep-pig cards now...do I?
Anyhooooo...enough crazed rambling from me. Thanks for visiting :-)
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